Buffalo Technology TeraStation Pro II TS-HTGL-R5 User Manual

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User Manual

TeraStation Pro II

TS-HTGL/R5

www.buffalotech.com

v1.7

 

Introduction

Congratulations on your new TeraStation! Your TeraStation Pro is a powerful file server that’s as easy to use as a hard drive. With its straightforward configuration GUI, anyone can easily configure the TeraStation’s settings. You don’t even necessarily need to configure it at all; right out of the box it’s ready to be plugged in and put to work. But the TeraStation remains a fast, reliable Linux-basedserver, with four huge hard drives that may be configured in RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, or RAID 10 arrays. It also includes SAMBA 3.0, allowing it to join Active Directory domains, download users, passwords, and groups, and keep them up to date. This user manual is intended to assist you in configuring your new TeraStation.

Because we’re constantly updating our product, the images and text in this manual may vary slightly from the images and text displayed by your TeraStation. These changes are minor and should not affect the ease of setup adversely. As time passes, future user interfaces, updated software, and later versions of this manual may be freely available for download at our web site: http://www.buffalotech.com.

If you run into difficulties or need additional help, feel free to contact our technical support. Contact information for Buffalo Technology and our technical support is available on pages 76 and 77.

Table of Contents

TeraStation Quick Setup....................................................

4

Installing Software.............................................................

8

Accessing TeraStation Data from a PC.............................

11

Accessing TeraStation Data from a Mac...........................

15

TeraStation Layout..........................................................

20

Advanced Settings...........................................................

23

Network Settings..............................................................

27

Hard Drive Settings.........................................................

29

Adding Extra Hard Drives................................................

35

Shared Folders................................................................

41

Groups............................................................................

45

Users...............................................................................

46

Troubleshooting Multiple Shares......................................

48

Backups .........................................................................

50

Maintenance Settings......................................................

54

UPS Settings....................................................................

55

System Information.........................................................

62

Client Utility....................................................................

67

Troubleshooting...............................................................

69

Changing Hard Drives......................................................

71

Technical Specifications...................................................

75

Technical Support............................................................

77

GPL Information..............................................................

79

TeraStation Quick Setup

Begin setting up your TeraStation by plugging your power cable andEthernet cable into the back of the TeraStation as shown.

TeraStation Quick Setup

Connect your cables

Plug the power cord into a wall socket or surge protector. Plug type and socket will differ according to country of use.

Plug the other end of the Ethernet cable into a hub, router, or switch in your network.

TeraStation Quick Setup

Press the power button on the front panel. LEDs will light as your TeraStation boots up.

After your TeraStation has completed booting up, check the LINK/ACT LED on the front of the TeraStation. If it’s lit, then your TeraStation is connected properly, and you can go on to page 8. If it’s not lit, turn to page 7 for troubleshooting.

TeraStation Quick Setup

The TeraStation’s Ethernet port will automatically adjust to use either a Crossover or Patch cable, so you may connect the TeraStation to your network with either type of Ethernet cable. Buffalo Technology doesn’t recommend connecting the TeraStation directly to a PC.

Verify that the LINK/ACT LED on the front of TeraStation is lit (see page 6’s picture). If it’s lit, go to page 8 to continue setting up TeraStation. If theLINK/ACT LED is still not lit, try the suggestions below to verify that you’re not suffering from common setup problems.

Having problems? Make sure that:

the TeraStation and the router, hub or switch are both powered on,

the Ethernet cable is securely plugged in at both ends, and

the Ethernet cable is not damaged. Verify this by trying a different Ethernet cable.

If problems persist, you may contact Buffalo Technology’s technical support. See pages 66 and 67 for technical support contact information.

Installing Software

Insert the TeraNavigator CD into your computer’s CD-ROMdrive.

On a PC, setup should automatically launch. If it does not, manually launch setup.exe by pressing Start and selecting theRun... option. When theRun dialog opens, typed:\setup.exe (where d is the drive letter of yourCD-ROMdrive). PressOK to continue.

If you are installing the software on a Mac, open the CD and click

TeraNavigator to begin installation.

TeraNavigator Setup

Press the Begin Installation button to begin.

If you’re installing on a PC, click on Connect this PC to TeraStation (the green, lower button). Mac users can skip thisstep..

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Click Next to step through the installation.

TeraNavigator Setup

Continue pressing Next to step through the installation.

When installation is complete, you may close the installation window.

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